It's hard to ignore the plight of a search for a Heritage title sponsor.
Some people think the PGA Tour has its choice of sponsors to place on the schedule. If that were the case and the PGA Tour wanted the Heritage to continue on Hilton Head Island, it would be a done deal.
The Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines has chased some pros away over the years: Too narrow, too many trees, not enough length or room for the driver and "Bubbas" on the tour. Could the players be behind this conundrum? What other golf venues does the PGA Tour have in mind for its future schedules?
Using taxpayer money is not an acceptable answer to keep the tournament here. The fact that this avenue may be pursued is troubling. Don't get me wrong, I love the tournament and its history. There are just certain expenditures our tax dollars should not be used to support.
There is another tour that happens to have a three-week gap in its schedule after the Nabisco Championship. The LPGA Tour may be a better fit for Sea Pines. The ladies would probably love to play Harbour Town Golf Links. Not to mention the appeal the attractions of the area have for women. Ocean, beaches, shopping, eateries and world class accommodations. Why not add the top women players to the long list of winners?
Timothy S. WyldSun City Hilton Head